Man Utd open talks with Braga defender David Carmo as possible alternative to first choice option Jurrien Timber
Posted by  badge Boss on 4 weeks ago
Carmo a fall-back option should Timber reject United (Picture: Getty)

Jurrien Timber remains ’s first choice defensive target this summer but the club have also held talks with Portuguese defender David Carmo.

Erik ten Hag is hoping to make his former defender Timber one of the first major additions to his squad at Old Trafford.

The 20-year-old spent most of last season operating at centre-half but also filled in at right-back on occasion.

United are hopeful of strengthening in both positions this summer with the club ready to listen to offers for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has been strongly linked with a return to .

While Timber is a priority, United have identified Carmo as a fall-back option. The Premier League side have already held two rounds of talks with the 22-year-old Braga defender, according to the .

Timber is United’s first choice (Picture: Getty)

Carmo, who was called into the Portugal side this week, was briefly linked with a move to Liverpool during the Reds’ defensive injury crisis in the 2020-21 season.

Reports in Portugal have recently claimed Liverpool have revived that interest with Jurgen Klopp an admirer. Carmo reportedly has a £34million release clause in his contract.

Timber meanwhile has suggested he is undecided over leaving Ajax this summer.

‘Of course I can develop further at Ajax – I am 100 percent sure of that,’ said Timber.

‘I don’t feel like I’m done at the club. But I can also develop at other clubs

‘I am now focusing on the upcoming international matches and then go on holiday. Then I’ll have to think about it some more. In the end, my gut feeling will be the deciding factor.

‘The picture has to be right. You can go to a big club. But if you’re not going to play there, it’s better to stay with Ajax. And Ajax is also a big club.’

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